Recreation

looking at Steamboat Rock

Rising between the Powder River and Big Horn Basins, this scenic country offers year round recreation connecting visitors to a land rich in history and solitude. For centuries, the mountain landscape has provided renewal for Native Americans, homesteaders and modern day explorers creating a human connection with this spectacular place. Today there is a bond with "the mountain" for local residents, which contributes to the quality of life in local communities. Viewing scenery and wildlife, while incorporating a rich history, connects locals and travelers to this accessible landscape.

To view recreation features on the map below . . .  

Click on the Forest Service shield for the area you want to visit: Buffalo, Greybull, or Sheridan. Then click on "Go to the Buffalo, WY page," for example,  to see a map showing the locations of campgrounds, trailheads, and other sites in that ranger district. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Bald Mountain Campground Open to Visitor
Boulder Park Campground Open to Visitor
Burgess Junction Visitor Center Closed to Visitor Burgess will not be open this season. Please visit Shell Falls Visitor Center.
Burgess Picnic Ground Open to Visitor
Burgess RV Dump Station Open to Visitor
Cabin Creek Picnic Ground Open to Visitor
Circle Park Campground Open to Visitor
Cross Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Dead Swede Campground Open to Visitor
Dead Swede Picnic Ground Open to Visitor
Deer Park Campground Open to Visitor
Doyle Campground Open to Visitor
East Fork Campground Open to Visitor
Hettinger Group Campground Open to Visitor
Hunter Campground Open to Visitor
Island Park Campground Open to Visitor
Lake Point Picnic Ground Open to Visitor
Lake View Campground Open to Visitor
Leigh Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Leigh Creek RV Dump Station Open to Visitor
Little Goose Campground Open to Visitor
Lost Cabin Campground Open to Visitor
Lower Paintrock Lake Campground Open to Visitor
Medicine Lodge Lake Campground Open to Visitor
Middle Fork Campground Open to Visitor
Muddy Guard Cabin Open to Visitor Open year-round, reservations required
North Fork Picnic Ground Open to Visitor
North Tongue Campground Open to Visitor
Owen Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Pine Island Group Campground Open to Visitor
Pole Creek Cabin Open to Visitor Open year-round, reservations required
Porcupine Campground Open to Visitor
Post Creek Picnic Ground Open to Visitor
Prune Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Ranger Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Ranger Creek Recreation Area Open to Visitor
Sheep Mountain Lookout Open to Visitor Reservations required.
Shell Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Shell Falls Interpretive Site Open to Visitor Open from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm daily.
Power is currently out at Shell Falls VC.  Porta-potties are on site and we are still open.  We are investigating the source of the power outage and hope to have it resolved soon. 
Sibley Lake Campground Open to Visitor
Sibley Lake Dam Picnic Ground Open to Visitor
Sibley Lake Dock Picnic Ground Open to Visitor
Sitting Bull Campground Open to Visitor
South Fork Campground Open to Visitor
Tie Flume Campground Open to Visitor
Tie Hack Campground Open to Visitor
Tie Hack Picnic Ground Open to Visitor
Twin Lakes Picnic Ground Open to Visitor
West Tensleep Lake Campground Open to Visitor
Willow Park Group Campground Open to Visitor
Areas & Activities

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